April is here and that means warm temps, Tigers Baseball and many other great things about spring time in Michigan are at your fingertips. This month's edition is filled with resources and learning opportunities from us and our partners.

April 2024 MACUL Updates

MACUL Grants Now Open

Did you know that MACUL members are eligible to apply for our grants program and can get up to $1,000 for their classrooms? For more information, visit: https://macul.org/grants.

Apply Today

2024 MACUL Election Winners

MACUL would like to welcome the following board members who have been elected to a three year term by the MACUL members:

  • Angie Dressander
  • Ann Smart
  • Kelly Tillman
  • Randi Watts
Learn More About the MACUL Board

2024 UP MACUL Registration Open

MACUL is excited to share that we are returning to the UP on May 10 at Northern Michigan University. We will have a two part day for only $49. Join us in the morning for deep dive with targeted content and in the afternoon for a mini AI summit.

Register for UP MACUL

2024 Conference Volunteers - Thank You!

The Annual Conference relies on our amazing volunteers to serve in many capacities to make the conference run smoothly. We appreciate all of you that support us.

Each year we do a raffle among those volunteering this year for two complimentary conference registrations to the next conference.

The winners are: Mike Hastings (Grand Rapids Public Schools) and Andrea Zellner (Oakland Schools).

Watch the Raffle Video

2024 MACUL Virtual Conference

This year's virtual track will feature up to 12 SCECH's worth of pre-recorded sessions from the conference for you to view. If you were a paid attendee at #MACUL24, then you can also have access to the Virtual Track for $59.

If you didn't attend #MACUL24, then you can register for virtual access until May 24th for $159.

Learn More About the Virtual Option

MACUL EdgeU Badges Program

MACUL has partnered with Forward Edge to provide 100 SCECHs for educators through the Edge•U Badges program. Edge•U Badges is a powerful, instruction-focused professional learning system that adapts to the needs of educators. Edge•U builds teacher capacity and directly impacts student learning in the form of microcredentials (badges).

Sign Up Today

April 2024 Partner Updates

MACUL Annual Conference Recap

Has it really been almost a month since we were all in Grand Rapids for the MACUL conference?

Don’t forget: You have until April 14, 2024, to use the code MACUL10 to take 10% off the cost of an Educator Plus, School 500, School-wide, or District-wide annual subscription. Click here to view Goosechase plans designed for K-12 educators. 

The Goosechase team had a great time meeting and spending time with so many of you. Our excitement levels are flying at an all-time high, thinking of all the ways you can make your teaching more effective and memorable.

As an added bonus, you can check out the recap of the official MACUL Goosechase Experience, too - we hope it sparks inspiration for using Goosechase in your classroom or with your fellow educators!

Conference Mission Highlights

Rethinking Classroom Practices with ChatGPT

ChatGPT is quickly transforming the way we think about education and learning. This course will teach you how to harness the power of ChatGPT to revolutionize student learning. You will embark on an exciting journey as you explore the potential of ChatGPT in your classroom. The course includes a wealth of resources and examples to help you use ChatGPT to personalize curriculum and assessments for your students, explore the ethical implications of AI-generated output being prominently used in the learning process, and design activities and rubrics with student use of ChatGPT in mind.

Register for the Course

REMC Update

REMC Courses provide an opportunity to enhance personal or professional learning by exploring technology tools and instructional practices. 

Each course is FREE, 3 weeks in length and requires 10 hours of time to complete. Work includes new learning and application of that learning within your role or capacity. Courses require at least 1 live interaction with the instructor. All courses are facilitated by Michigan educators.

Review April REMC Courses